Help / Main beats

In the main beats section you can use three different gestures – touch, drag and drop, pinch zoom – to build the main rhythm of the bar.

Touch

Touching a note will add an accent to it. If you touch a note with accent, it will become a rest and accordingly a rest becomes a note.

changing a note to rest
changing a note to rest

Note: To avoid turning off all the beats in a bar, the last note can’t be changed to a rest. Touching it, will switch instead the accent on/off, so that at least one note remains in the main beats.

Drag and drop

You can combine notes by dragging and dropping one on another. To start a drag gesture touch a note and hold it until it is ready to follow your finger. Drag it over another note and drop it. If the notes can be combined, the underlying note will be highlighted before the drop.

before dropping a note
before dropping a note

Note: Drop rests on rests and notes on notes.

Pinch zoom gesture

You can join notes also by pinching on the main notes section. When you start a pinch gesture, the affected notes between your fingers will have a slight red glow.

joining notes
joining notes

With the zoom gesture you can divide a note or rest, which has a greater length than one beat.

dividing a note
dividing a note
Reset main beats

You can reset the main beats any time by pressing the reset_button button.

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